Temporary tank alternatives...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kubiak, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    thats pretty neat!
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  2. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    Just scrapped out a POS Craftsman push mower. Saved the tank, about 2 qts. Should work well hanging from the handlebars testing the bike engine before re-installing the real tank.
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  3. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    One of the Dirtbag Challenge competitors this year wore a Camelbak full of gas with a hose to the carburetors. No fuel tank on the bike.
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  4. Zero Alligator

    Zero Alligator n00b

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    That takes some balls!

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    Is that top photo a glass tank!?!?!

    -Mark
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  5. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Should impart an interesting taste next time he uses it for water. :huh

    Hopefully the plastic bladder is formulated to be able to take gas without dissolving and either spilling all over him, or getting in the gas and coating the carb or valves leading to failure.
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  6. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Lust for dust.

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    I used a dawn dish soap bottle when I was synchronizing the 4-bank on my brother's Suzuki GS650. The "nipple" on the lid was perfect for attaching some rubber tubing.
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  7. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    That's what I use. Add a B&S shut off valve and you're golden. Plus being plastic, it's easy on stuff if it falls.
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